Pakistan shrugs off Manmohan Singhs remarks, India says pressure paying off

January 18th, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI  

Manmohan Singh

New Delhi/ Islamabad, Jan 18 (ANI): India has expressed satisfaction over Pakistans positive response to investigating the Mumbai terror attacks, but added it only happened due to the tremendous world pressure on Islamabad.

Pakistan on the other hand,has shrugged off Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs blunt response on what needs to be done.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said, “Instead of placing the onus for India’’s security on Pakistan, we expect the Indian government to respond positively to our proposals for pragmatic and constructive engagement on countering terrorism. We have on our own initiated a series of actions. These have been shared with India through diplomatic channels.”

However, according to the Indian Government, Pakistan has acknowledged the hand of a Pakistani national in the Mumbai terror attacks in response to the 26/11 dossier only because it knows that the world is watching.

Pakistan, on Saturday in its first ever formal response on the Mumbai attacks promised that a three-member counter-terror team would probe into a citizens involvement in the terror attacks and wished a cooperative engagement with India.

However, Prime Minister Singh candidly asked Pakistan for a strict action against the Lash kar-e-Taiba and other terrorist groups and their sponsors operating from that country “in its own interest. (ANI)

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